The meeting is Thursday, March 5, at the Garden Club Building on the east end of the newly revamped Lorenzi Park property. The address is 800 Twin Lakes Drive, (used to have an address of 3333 W. Washington Ave.) The BUILDING DID NOT MOVE. The address simply changed. It is still at the corner of Twin Lakes Drive and Washington. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to bring something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)
About the Speaker: Steve Plath
TOPIC: Preparing and Showing Cacti and Succulents"
Steve has participated in and "taken the show" in some of our recent events at Moon-Sun Cactus and Koi Gardens. He's a familiar friend and strong supporter of our club. Check out the links below, because there is more to Steve than his private collection of show quality cactus and succulents. He has years of solid contract growing experience. He takes pride in growing trees suitable for the many desert revegatation projects in the southwest. Once in while we're lucky enough to purchase from him!
Links to Signature Botanica, his company, on facebook and his company site are:
BRING SOME FRIENDS TO THIS: Our new VP, Stephenie with her helpers Pete and Victor, are putting together a year full of top notch speakers. This is the second in our Speaker Series this year. THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO ATTEND. SEATING IS LIMITED! PLEASE SIGN IN AS A GUEST OR A MEMBER. We may not have "show ready plants available, but we will have some auction/raffle plants that have the potential to become either your show entry or landscape beauty.
Other Agenda Items:
SPEAKER SERIES CONTINUES: April, May, June activities.
Microclimates & Private Collections: Please send me some photos for the website! I'm sure we've all got something we could share.
Raffle/Auction: Consider cleaning out that plant rack, the pups from the garden, the plants you no longer want to "show" or otherwise maintain: DONATE THEM TO THE RAFFLE! or consider auctioning them off or donating them to the overall garden club in one of their fund raisers.
2015 Officers: Susan Kent, President; Stephanie Thomas, Vice President; Dick Askew, Treasurer; Vicki Yuen, Secretary. At large board members Pete Duncombe, Jay Nietling, Phil Lawton. WE SEEK OTHERS! Volunteers for various activities still needed.